Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Post That Snooki Inspired

It’s late. But it could be the after breakfast. Or even afternoon.

I. Want. To. Hibernate.

I have this big, fuzzy blanket that strongly suggests anything on the To Do List can wait until spring. My friend, who lives near Sault St. Marie, Michigan, said to me that I can’t hide from winter. I told him that there is a fine line between hibernating and hiding. He replied that I should be careful which side of the line I was on. I laughed.

But you know what? He was right. I would have been totally happy to snuggle up on the couch all afternoon and watch TV. And I have been for big chunks of the afternoon. And at night. And if I am lucky, while I drink my morning cup of coffee.

Am I hiding? Am I hibernating?

I think it’s both. It’s cold and snowy out, so of course I want to stay inside. But there is also a part of me that’s working through a few things that happened during the holiday, so I guess I do kind of want to hide out for a bit, too.

I am still working out. I am still eating better. I mean, I couldn’t totally check out and make these yummy dishes:

Roasted celery, carrots, and beets.
Here's a lesson learned: roasted celery is too stringy.
Roasted sweet potatos, butternut squash, and apples
with cinnamon
Vegetarian black bean chili - AWESOME!!

So yes, I am taking care of business, but I would rather not.

And I don’t even think I would be writing this post if I hadn’t seen Snooki on the Today Show promoting, not her show, but . . .wait for it . . . wait for it . . . HER NOVEL!

A novel, for Christ’s sake! If she can write a novel about a “gorilla juice head,” I can write a 300ish word post. Seriously!

I’m sure she’s a nice enough girl and all. I could see her promoting her slipper line or anything else to do with her look and lifestyle. But a novel?! Not even a memoir but a novel?!

And don’t even get me started how she dodged Matt’s questions about drinking. Ironically enough, while watching last week’s show, I posted on facebook that I thought Snooki would be the cast member most likely to become a patient of Dr. Drew on Celebrity Rehab.

Anyone else thinking the same thing?

(And I realize that I am contributing to the problem as to why this show is number one on MTV right now and the culture of rewarding bad behavior. It’s just so hard to look away).

Well, that’s all I got. Snooki’s book is probably better than this post. So sorry for that.

Well, anyone else hibernating and/or hiding? How can you tell which one?


New York Mama said...

Love the concept of hibernating or hiding out! I think in the winter they kinda go together. It's a good way to get in a little thinking time and escape time. Most of NY has a snow day today so was able to sleep in (a little) instead of usual 6AM wake up. What's also nice for me about being snowed in, it's not business as usual & can even get in some extra snow fun, make some special hot cocoas, etc.

I love roasted veggies & healthy soups in the Winter, even celery. Roasted brussel sprouts are one of my favs. I'm going to try the butternut squash recipe. That looks great!

Snooki will have her fleeting fame, unless she does see Dr. Drew & really morphs into something / someone else. She has tons of people helping her write, and doing everything else for her, as they get a piece of the big money business that is Snooki.

Fun reading ... Hope you can hibernate/hide as long as you need/want! Off to enjoy my snow day!!! YIPEEEE!!!

Erin Janda Rawlings said...

Enjoy your snow day!!

Krajcimama said...

I have totally been in the hibernating mood! In fact, I started to write a post about it and then decided that I sounded way too lazy - which I feel but can't really be. I went to bed 3 hours earlier than I usually do last night!!! I put the kids to bed and crawled into bed myself...and fell asleep! :)

As far as Snookie goes, I've never watched her show. I have followed her on Twitter, though - she's a riot. I am in awe that she wrote a novel...curious and confused...intrigued? Not enough to buy it, though. I agree with New York Mama - she needs to do as much as she can now because she is a disaster waiting to happen and will certainly self destruct at some point or another! From what I know of her lifestyle, you can't live like that forever.

Anonymous said...

I'm kinda hiding. I just want to do restful things like handwork and not see people.
I don't know who Snooki is, but that's ok too.
I still need to write my post for today too. XD

Anonymous said...

You know, Snooki's book might come in handy as kindling for a nice winter fire :)

Erin Janda Rawlings said...

Krajcimama - i did taht a few times this week, too! It felt awesome!!

Erin Janda Rawlings said...

Purplume, "doing restful things" - I like how that sounds much better. There is an element of self-care in it. And I like that.

Erin Janda Rawlings said...

Lessons, bwahahaha! I love you!